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Feb.23.2014
Along with persuasion tech entrepreneur Pamela Day -- who's a researcher at Stanford's Persuasive Technology Lab -- and Amanda Barbara from the global crowd-funding publishing platform PubSlush, the "Kickstarter for books" and another pro from a major social media...
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Jan.09.2014
That's right, 1,000 people around the world said yes to free access to my self-paced training to achieve your potential online. Perfect for writers building their platform (in fact, the program is based on the author platform concept, and is customized for content creators like you.) Were you one...
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Aug.15.2013
  The entrepreneur-turned-venture capitalist Mark Suster tweeted  Why I Unfollowed You On Twitter, a blog post by Ian Rogers of Topspin. "I want Twitter to be for news and information from trusted sources. My dream is that I open Twitter and can quickly consume 15-20...
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Aug.15.2013
Fun morning at the Social Media Breakfast East Bay Meetup. My GlobalNiche team member Tanya Monsef Bunger and I were at the headquarters of Lithium to meet former Virgin America marketing head Porter Gale talk about her new book Your Network is Your Net Worth: Unlock...
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Aug.07.2013
  Literary agent Amanda Luedeke posted at Jane Friedman's blog about using Pinterest as an author. Here's how I use Pinterest as an author. I have a board for a memoir WIP which is a way to keep it active as a project (and something others can peek into the themes of) even...
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Aug.07.2013
No more address books. No more contact files. Here's something I've been doing for years. It's a way to organically grow your networks online, increase ambient awareness of people you've run across in person, AND keep entropic clutter to a minimum. Take that inert stack of biz cards on your desk....
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Jun.29.2013
  This week I was pleased to be a member of the San Francisco audience in a private equity roadshow for entrepreneurs. I was there as an entrepreneur grooming myself to become investment-ready. The event was produced by a global investing network that stressed we exercise due diligence before...
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Jun.26.2013
  With the ambient awareness of social media, my Istanbul time zone (GMT/UTC +3) was ideally civilized for global interaction. That time zone made me feel competent. I could be dressed, caffeinated, fed and through all my emails before urbane London came online. Yes, I missed happenings in...
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Jun.23.2013
Consider how many of the below ideas will work for you as you build your author platform, your global critique community, or any other personal and/or professional interest-based network.... When the Global Women's Leadership Alliance announced a brainstorming challenge* to gather ideas...
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Jun.07.2013
"Lots of shifts in thinking and behaviors," is how a professional coach encapsulated the GlobalNiche effect in her life and business. We love that! (Click here to tweet it if it's happening for you too.) Below are fresh explorations of those shifts from novelist Jessica Lutz and academic...
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Jun.07.2013
Facebook timeline has in past 8 months become full of irrelevant sponsored posts and ads but before that was not an activated global neighborhood posting on interrelated topics.What’s happening in Istanbul and Turkey and the Turkish diaspora around the world this week has made my Facebook timeline...
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Jun.02.2013
    Tara and I've been so inspired by what our GlobalNiche community is making happen in your global niche -- finding ways to meld music, travel, & fashion; food, culture, film and academia; performance improv and workplace behavior design. That's you. Interests/...
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May.28.2013
  Does this scenario sound familiar? You're positive this is the way it is. That's life. The way it has to be.  Hell, that's just how you work. Have you caught yourself saying things like :   "Stop waving that new thing in my face. I'm busy" "I don't have time to...
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May.24.2013
  I have a friend who's not very into digital life. Whenever she opens her email it's flooded by spam and she can't find anything valuable in there. So she just avoids it.  Do you know someone like that? In this video clip from the GlobalNiche program, I talk about the historic...
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May.22.2013
"I was a drifting ship. I now feel like I have just hoisted my sails, and can sense wind filling them." ~ longtime foreign correspondent, novelist Jessica JJ Lutz Here's what happened when a longtime foreign correspondent quit journalism to become a novelist. She tumbled into a void. No...
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